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delays at the airport and on the bay area bridges we have wind advisory because the winds are kicking up. east bay, not as much but in the next hour the vein going to start to pick up. in san jose you are getting a break. this area north, heaviest now. strongest rain showers over the next three hours and we could see thundershowers, strong winds and heavy rain coming down at times. when i come back we will keep tracking the storms and looking for the thunderstorms and there is more. the morning commute, friday, a lot of commutes that could be impacted. we will see you back here with the latest. >> with weather like this it is important to know what is going on. get real time weather updates, they are available anytime we are off the air on our ktvu weather app. the roadways. a live look on highway 17. you can tell it is dark at the
summit in the mountains. a lot of fog, light rain. drivers have their headlights on and it is slow going. the traffic is so bad we called in sal castaneda for an extra sift. tell us where the real problem areas are. >> reporter: wherever it is raining is where traffic slows the most. you heard bill say in san francisco, heaviest in the south bay. pictures. our camera might be wet in san francisco. we will show it to you. traffic is busy here. tilting down to show us how busy it is. something going on on the shoulder. eastbound traffic is slow. windy as well. to san francisco. this might be a tough thing to see, 101 in san francisco, if we could go to the camera. you can see how the traffic is
slow. camera is wet. you can tell what is going on. very slow through san francisco. as we look at the bay area, all the red, we had a lot of slow traffic and lot of incidents, too much to go into detail but the grade is also slow and contra costa county, 680. one more thing, that would be b.a.r.t. we have problems in san francisco. we have something new on this? b.a.r.t. says trains stopped between 16 and 24 street because of a robbery suspect that ran in between the two stations on the tracks. b.a.r.t. service in san francisco come to a stop. i just got off the phone with dispatchers, they don't know when it will be cleared up but they can't run trains as they have police officers and a robbery suspects on the tracks between 16 and 24 street
stations. back to you in the studio. >> thank you. to the east bay. the rain is what we need. ktvu's allie rasmus tells us it doesn't mean we can stop conserving. >> reporter: right now there is a light sprinkle coming down. as you heard bill mention the storm is still moving. you can see the clouds drifting behind us. everyone we talked to today said the rain is a welcome sight. >> reporter: on highway 24 you could see the storm clouds this afternoon. in the east bay the umbrellas were out and the water pooling up. it could make you forget we are still in a drought. >> this is one storm. we need four more. five more to get out of the woods. >> they are asking customers to cut their water by 10% or 25
gallons every day. with the rain and around round expected friday, mother nature is stepping in to help. >> out door conversation the area where people can conserve the most. irrigation systems could be off. >> the average house uses 250 gallons of water a day. 40% is used outdoors for watering lawns and landscaping. contra costa county water district its average uses 350 a day. >> we are having a class on, you know, drought resistant plans. >> reporter: they are adjusting their inventory to make changing demand. >> rosemaries are good. >> this is nothing. >> there is always plenty of people that want drought
resistant plants. >> reporter: coming up at 6:00 p.m. how some are taking advantage of the rain fuel collect and -- rainfall to collect and save. allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. >> we showed you the wind and the rain. now taconcerns about -- to concerns about falling trees. this was a 30-foot pipe. ktvu's robert handa is live. . >> pg&e and other crews have solved many of the problems but they are still working on a situation in lose altos. officials say they are still working on a power outage that effected 1800 customers an hour ago. they restored power to 800 customers but are still investigating the cause. no such mystery here where workers have been racing against the storm all day today. the storm has picked up strength in the past couple
hours after doing damage earlier. >> the storm swept in this morning and knocked this tree down. first on power, phone and cable lines and then into the intersection. cutting off 130 homes and closing the roads for hours. their family was celebrating the rain and relief drought. >> the pool was filling up and then we heard a big pop. you know, like a piece of wood snapping except louder and deeper pop. >> the tree fell away from the house and nobody got hurt but some neighbors were shaken. >> we had a couple of neighbors whose kids were walking to school. and it happened. it was, you know, thank god nobody was in the way when it
fell. >> announcer: didn't take much to bring down the tree. they determined there was rot which the homeowner says comes the rot fungus. makes them nervous with the wind picking up. >> anytime the wind blows something could happen. whether or not it is a tree in your house or debris or whatever, i am more afraid of wind than rain. >> looks like we will be dealing with both. again here in the area, power has been restored and they are still making road and power line repairs. at 6:00 p.m. some things for tree owners to think about. live, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. the south bay was left out of the last storm, this time it is getting a fair share of rain, the impact it could have for the water supply at 5:30 p.m. more rain is soaking the
new bay bridge tonight. you can see the conditions right here. while engineers keep an eye on possible bolt corrosion, they are making sure others know what is happening. ktvu's tom vacar discusses how it bolt problem will be managed now and in the future. >> reporter: this season's second significant rain fell on the eastern span of the bay bridge raising concerns to the internal parts of the bridge. >> reporter: caltrans called in experts and anyone interested to make sure they are taking care of the bolts and they will last a century and a half and resist the largest earthquakes. they have reviewed the bridge.
>> the testing program is an extensive testing program. unprecedented. >> this bridge, there should be no question of having the capability of with stand the designed earthquake it was designed for and will perform. >> though the new bridge is better than the old bridge the question arises, will this water leaking turn the new bridge into a 6.4 billion dollars rust bucket. >> every case i have observed they have a confident team that has dealt with the problem. >> we wantt to be absolutely certain -- we want to be absolutely certain the bridge is safe. >> reporter: would you have concerns? >> no. >> reporter: neither believes it is unusual or unmanageable. tom vacar, ktvu channel 2 news.
>> and our coverage of the storm continues throughout the newscast, we will have more on the rain that is falling over the bay area and the commute, especially the breaking news involving b.a.r.t. service stopped right now between 16 and 24 street stations in san francisco. dozens of students file a complaint against university of california at berkeley, saying they were sexual assaulted and the school didn't do enough about it. ktvu's john sasaki is live. they say people who committed sexual assault just walked free there on campus. >> reporter: the women are furious because they were assaulted and because the university's response left them feeling victimized again. >> reporter: university of california at berkeley is one of the best universities in the world. >> last year i was assaulted. >> reporter: now a group of students is arguing it is also a place where sexual assault
isn't taken seriously. >> there is hundreds and they are not being -- no disciplinary action taken. >> reporter: 31 women are filing complaints because of the assaults. >> many common themes. being told there weren't any witnesses or being told you don't have a case because there isn't any to corroborate what you are saying. he is such a nice guy. the perpetrators are still walking free on campus. >> our campus needs to support survivors, believe them and make change. we can't do this alone. >> i was assaulted by someone who was a serial perpetrator. >> they were assaulted by the same male student. >> no attention paid to the fact he might assault someone again. it was a danger to have him in this environment. >> hour hearts go out to them
for the trauma they have been through. >> officials say the campus is implementing change. >> we have added resources. we have added a position to help them go through a process and to navigate the process. >> the school says it was effecting change prior to today. they said salt has no placeoon college campus or anything -- place on a college camps or anywhere in stoit. john sasaki society. john sasaki,. >> david: video of a clerk and a man taking down a armed robber. ktvu's rob roth here now with the video and you spoke to the man who body slammed the gunman to the ground. >> police call what he did heroic and dangerous, at 1:30
a.m. this morning. >> store employee just finished his shut when this man -- shift when this man walked in. he demanded all the money. the video shows the clerk grabs the gunman's arm and enter joe williams. he held him down while the other clark placed the gun on the counter. he was pleading to let him go and he was afraid the man had another gun and subdued him till police arrived. we met him this afternoon. >> i was real nervous but my adrenaline took over and i didn't think twice about it. >> police arrested the 50-year- old for attempted robbery and being a felon in possession of a fire arm.
what he did was heroic. >> i have seen and heard of other situations where it turned tragic because people fought and resisted. it is just -- a dangerous incident. >> i am proud of myself. i did a good deed. that is how i look at it. >> he says the boss at the store told him he wants to give him more hours at work and the police are considering giving him a commendation. rob roth,. >> david: the so-called petsmart burglars are patient additional charges. last month we reported the arrests of two suspects and several home burglars. today authorities said a 25- year-old and her husband are also linked to three break ins in august of last year. the suspects targeted homes
after families boarded their pets to go on vacation. police are investigating a report that a man tried to adduct a fourth grader. she told administrators and police that around 8:00 a.m. in the school drop off driveway the man offered to give her a ride. he was 30 years old, a white cap with a 49ers logo on it. he was driving a blue van, possibly with damage on the bumper. the school district sent out an alert to parents. one year after santa cruz's darkest day two police officers who were gunned down were honored with a living memorial and a change to the uniform worn by all police officers. >> reporter: handshakes, hugs today at the dedication of a memorial garden honoring the
officers killed one year ago today. their deaths were the department's first such loss. >> the events of february 26, 2013 mark the darkest day in the history of the santa cruz police department. >> reporter: today they gathered to remember the officers. >> everyone who has a seat may now be seated. there were more people than chairs but no one seemed to mind. >> on the one day of the year it rains we have the ceremony. totally butch. [ laughter ] >> that is the way he would have planned it. [ playing taps ] >> reporter: flags were lowers as the officers were honored as heroes who gave everything they had to their community and a new badge for the santa cruz police department, bearing the numbers of the slain officers and their end of watch date. then people walked through the
memorial gardens and paused to remember. >> a tribute to the fallen officers steles the spirit of -- as well as to the spirit of the police officers. >> also in attendsance, san francisco giants fan bryan stow -- in attendance, san francisco giants fan bryan stow. >> you saw the badges. the santa cruz police officers will be wearing that bear the name and number of the two slain officers. that is the only place the badge numbers will be seen from now on. they are retiring the number forever. back now to the breaking news involving two b.a.r.t. stations shut down right now in san francisco. to our traffic center and sal castaneda. >> reporter: they are not running right now. the trains stopped running
between 16 and 24 street stations. police chased a robbery suspect on to the trackway and you cannot run trains in between and we heard from b.a.r.t. this is causing a big delay on all the system because trains are backing up. some trains have bip turned around -- been turned around and platforms are very, very crowded. they have been making announcements at 16 and 24 for people to take muni instead. we also heard into the news room if they don't find this person they will do one more search and then release trains. this is causing major delays on -- major delays on b.a.r.t. to the live pictures. the afternoon commute will be slower. drive times are up all over the place. this is an example. a lot of fender benders.
nothing serious. normally takes you anthur get out of -- an hour to get -- half hour, it will take you an hour tonight. mess on the roads tonight, the major reason is the rain. back now to our chief meteorologist bill martin, this is the heart of it. >> it is a good storm. 8-10. what is happening, the afternoon commute. always a mess. you put rain on top of it. we are seeing the heaviest rainfall. a storm alert. strong winds on the bridge. winds advisory. scattered showers possibles and wind gusts 40 miles per hour. here is the system. you can see the yellows, representing heavy rainfall, especially up here then north bay and san francisco where i am getting reports of heavy rainfall. the great highway, you are
slowing down, golden gate bridge, pooling. berkeley, oaklands, scattered showers. heavier rain in the burgly hills -- berkeley hills. you see the streets there, 260, heavy rain on the north side of that. south, san jose getting a break but not before they got a half inch of rain from the heavy cells. right now the heaviest activity is north. it will continue. there is more behind here. get ready for that. the winds picking up. gusts up to 17. 30 miles per hour wind gusts in the fairfield area. windy there. and the winds tonight into stay strong. 20 miles per hour in san jose. rain and wind. here we are tonight, 7:00 p.m., model breaks it up. 9:00 p.m. starting to spread out. we could see a thunderstorm in this stuff. but right now is when the heaviest rain is happening. over night, into the morning
commute. not too bad. scattered showers. wet roads. sal will be here here tomorrow talking about this. tonight is one of the tough commutes. tomorrow afternoon looks dry. this is the first storm. there is number one. there is number two. the first storm bring as chance of thunderstorms and wind. clouds and showers thursday. that is break. and then friday storm number two with not as much rain but perhaps more wind. highs tomorrow, don't matter. right? low 60s. five-day forecasting, scattered showers tomorrow. tomorrow is a nice break. friday morning dicey and a break towards the weekend. heaviest rain right now. when i come back more about the
friday storm. mark tamayo will show you where you can get our radar. >> great new resource. caul weather app, track the -- ktvu weather app. track the weather. here is a look at pictures. 59 degrees in san francisco. you can see a wider perspective of the rainfall. over the bay area. interactive. if you zoom in you get a closer look. over san francisco. the rainfall is a valuable resource. download the ktvu weather app right now to stay ahead of the changing conditions. still to come here, dozens of protesters stream into the streets. >> why they are objecting to a store that is following the law. >> julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00
p.m. >> a very different drought perspective. the story behind the striking before and after images from nasa. >> the great america station could be no more, why the 49ers are looking to put their stamp on it. >> these stories and much more coming up new at 6:00 p.m. ♪ ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit hungry ♪ ♪ and there's nothing really good around ♪ ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit tired ♪ ♪ of living off the taste of the air ♪ ♪ turn around, barry ♪ finally, i have a manly chocolatey snack ♪ ♪ and fiber so my wife won't give me any more flack ♪
right into a home. police say what is interesting, this appears to be an intentional act. they have taken the driver into custody. we are working working to get more information. protesters took to the streets to demand congress pass immigration reform. >> they passed the bill last june that would give undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship. protesters spoke on their anger. the chain is contributing to the deportation of undocumented immigrants. >> iwe are ready for being taken away. what happened is the cause --
we were well behaved. >> no arrests were made. they will keep up their fight promising political action and more protests. 2 investigates drivers going 50 miles per hour above the limit. the change that happened after we started asking questions. >> pinpointing heavy down pours and the timing on storm system number 2. >> a cyberstocker hacked into her webcam. the lessons you could learn from her story.
complete bay area news coverage continues right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. a live look right now, no doubt the bay area storm door is open tonight. heavy rain right now. and helping to end the month on a wet note. umbrellas are common and they are a very welcomed site across the bay area. >> this is the first of two storms taking aim before the
week is over. >> evidence of today's storm could be seen everyone but don't let it fool you, there is still a huge need conserve. >> to the south bay, a tree came down. crews were busy today removing it. the homeowner is glad it fell on to the street and not on his house. >> highway 17 in santa cruz county. we have been seeing heavy rain here. as you can see the road is wet right now although it looks like traffic is moving along fine. we have team coverage but we begin with our chief meteorologist bill martin. >> hitting on the afternoon commute, moving on shore right now. you will see reds and yellows moving on shore and impacting all the commutes. as you look in closer. the bay area. head up to the north bay, heavy
rainfall on highway 101. towards the santa rosa area. significant rainfall. slowing your commute. as you move in towards san francisco now, heavy rain on the bay bridge and golden gate bridge. here is the bay bridge. less towards central avenue in oakland but it is very, very wet. daily city, san jose. this area out here. we are tracking more showers as they head into the bay area for the afternoon commute. not easy out there and there is more rain. this is the first in a series of two storms storms. i will see you back here in a few minutes. >> that you thank you. ktvu's sal castaneda is joining us with what is happening on bay area roads and the situation with b.a.r.t. >> reporter: b.a.r.t.
started up service again. they were looking for a robbery suspect on the tracks -- and the suspect jumped on the tracks. so service between 16 and 24 streets station was stopped. they just resumed service but there are imaginer delays. people were -- the trains were being held at all the other stations till this was resolved. if you are taking bart, you should expect major delays. i want to mention the traffic around the bay area, look at the map, a lot of red, a lot of slow traffic all over the place. especially then east bay right now. across the bridge, hayward and fremont. a live look.
880 is backed up. the drive between downtown oakland and the airport exhibit is 10 to 15 minutes which is three times the normal times. give yourself plenty of time. bill has been talking about the winds, it will be an adventure to drive if you have to. back to you. >> thank you. to the north bay with our team coverage. ktvu's ken wayne is in santa rosa with the story from there. you are all suited up. >> reporter: you got to be or you will get wet. a good, long, steady rain. this is good news but we still need a lot more. >> she hits the streets today. >> first time i used this umbrella. i had it since christmas. yeah. yeah. great. loving the weather.
>> the river looked full but it is a different story on the gauge of the drinking water. the russian. >> we still have a drought. >> they are at 68% of capacity. on the heels of yesterday's emergency drought declaration, officials are asking residents to stop all outdoor watering. especially since it is raining. >> we need four or five more storms like this. >> todayficialermen learned how -- today fishermen learned how it could effect fishing. >> the sacramento river stock look goods. not as great as last year but plenty for good fishing. >> reporter: the bad news, low river levels are making it difficult for young salmon to return to sea that could hurt
fishing down the road. >> many will not make it to the ocean. these fish we will see as adults and fishing on them in 2016 but may not be that many. >> the wet weather didn't affect traffic on the ground or air. there were no flight delays. no reports of major flooding but as the rain continues expect flooding in the usual spots, like highways 121 and 112 and that probably will start to happen tomorrow. ken wayne, ktvu channel 2 news. >> our storm watch tips online, www.ktvu.com -- continues online, www.ktvu.com. a huge victory tonight for same-sex marriage. plus lurking from a far. one woman's story about how a
we have photos that show the items. 7 guns, four rifles, two shotguns and ammunition. they were seized from people on a state list that prohibits them from owning a gun. they were seized during a three day operation that targeted 12 homes. 40 minutes ago the governor of arizona vetoed a bill that could have allowed businesses to refuse services from gays and lesbians. there had been a growing back lash against the bill that was so harsh some of the backers were urging the governor to have tow it. it does not -- votto itish -- votto -- veto it. >> i have not heard of one
example where religious freedom has been violated. >> many large corporations including apple urged the governor to veto the bill. another victory for gay rights today. a judge in san antonio struck down a texas ban on same-sex marriage. he said it is unconstitutional and demeaning for gay couples with no rational relation to a legitimate government purpose. they can't get married in texas yet. the judge issued a stay. same-sex marriage is legal in 17 states. going to extreme measures. >> high speed, the measures neighbors are taking a document speeding and other problems on this small street. >> and spying from afar and taking pictures.
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in that picture looks like traffic is moving along fine. when you look at the broader maps, the bottom line, this is a rough evening commute due to the wet weather. 2 investigates homeowners extreme measures to catch speeders in a neighborhood and this goes beyond home video. residents contacted ktvu's eric rasmussen, here is here with their findings and the mixed reaction to it. >> reporter: they live on a narrow street and they say it is not just speed but also the sume of cars that is the -- volume of cars that is the problem. they documented it all. >> set up for home security the surveillance cameras are capturing high speeds day and night. >> vehicle at 4:50 a.m. in the morning. far too often for neighbors. >> you are looking at the car barrely tried to slow down --
barely tried to slow down. >> the driver who killed her cat never stopped. she has been saving more of these videos ever -- videos ever since. >> you think something bad is going to happen here. >> reporter: she sees it all. she reached out to 2 investigates after watching our report about similar problems for a neighborhood in oakland. >> when you showed that video. >> reporter: neighbors here went a step further. using a speed detection camera to capture these images recording each car's speed. >> 54, 47, 64. >> reporter: even 74 miles per hourane 25 miles per hour zone -- hour in a 25 miles per hour zone. the width of the street could make things dangerous and cars parked on both sides of the
street. they averaged 350 car as day. it counted 800 cars on a nearby street but not a single car going more than 45 miles per hour. >> reporter: are they saying they are mistaken? >> mow. we are not there all the time. >> reporter: he says police have increased patrols in the area. the city is also adding extra parking spaces. residents here say many of the speeders they see are cutting through their neighborhood. >> we are hoping by bringing them outside of the residential neighborhood it will solve that problem as well. >> not everyone is satisfied. they have been asking for physical changes for years.
>> speed dips. speed humps, bumps, stop signs. >> reporter: after we started asking questions they installed a stop sign something neighbors say is over due. even though they say they want their street cut off. engineers say much of the problem goes back to zoning issues with businesses bringing more traffic through the residential areas than they were designed to handle. eric rasmussen, ktvu channel 2 news. happening now, another live look at the wet commute out there as our chief meteorologist bill martin told us yesterday it is really hammering the evening commute and this live look at interstate 80 tells the story. both directions eastbound and westbound very, very slow. now back to bill. bill you told us it would be hard for the evening commute.
>> the evening commute is always hard and you have the rain and we have winds, wind advisory and here is the system. let's take a look. both radars sweeping. heaviest rib picking up. rainfall rates in the north bay. -- if you are on highway 101 you are getting slow going. moderate to heavy rainfall. south towards san francisco and south of market the rain is coming down. moderate rain, heavy rain in the yellow areas. bay bridge wet. heavy rain on the peninsula. a nasty afternoon commute. isn't it? we can take a peak at the system as it is moving over the hill. this area hill, we could be
seeing thunder. towards the fremont area. 25 minutes to mountain view. till the rain picks up and thunder. perhaps lightning. that system looks like it has good dynamics. we are watching a short wave moving through. could be potent. tracking that right now. this is the model. live radar. the model shows you at 10:00 p.m., scattered showers. but dying down. not dying down in the mountains. still hammering up there. chains required. snow levels are high but they will come down thursday morning. thursday morning drive. roads are wet. winds died down. thursday afternoon. friday morning, watch this, friday morning another system rolls through thursday night into friday morning. friday morning looks dicey. heaviest rain is south of the area. friday lunchtime, more rain and breaks off for friday afternoon commute. right now worse commute and
friday morning doesn't look that great. next couple days, how much rain could we see? inch and a half in concord. inch in oakland. 2 inches in san rafael. two inches in santa rosa. coastal hills 3-1/2 inches. maybe 4 inches. that is for the next two days. san jose inch and a half. that is significant rain. these are good winter storms. system number one, coming on shore now, system number two behind it. it has a chance of thundershowers and winds. break tomorrow and friday storm. the five-day forecast with your bay area weekend in view tomorrow morning's commute there will be wet roadways but nothing like right now. friday morning sketchy again. saturday there wolf be showers saturday morning -- will be
showers saturday morning. right now, times like this i am glad i am at work. really is. you know how it is. these rainfall rates and everybody leaving it is making tough going. >> all red on the entire map there. thank you. being cyberstocked. >> this could happen to anybody. >> the potential dangers that lurk in everyone's computer and what you need to know to protect yourself. >> julie haener is here now for what we are working on for 6:00 p.m. >> asked to cut back on water, are we meeting our conversation goals? a break down of our water use. >> plus the problems the storm is bringing. >> these stories and much more coming up new at 6:00 p.m. o?oowq
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burke b scientists -- university of california at berkeley scientists are showing off a new device. this backpack. it uses lazars and cameras to detect heat loss. the government spent $2 million to help university of california at berkeley lab create the device. >> the idea is as we shorten the time it takes to do energy
audits, commissioning. >> the research center, stanford and other labs also demonstrated products in washington, d.c. this week. new at 5:00 p.m. stocking from a far. as technology improves so do ways for hackers to stock without their victims knowing someone is watching. that is being discussed right now in san francisco. and today ktvu's noelle walker talked with a former victim who says if it could happen to her, it could happen to anyone. >> with a few key strokes and a slick of a mouse you could be exposing yourself to a rat. >> he hacked into my computer. >> miss teen u.s.a., she was also the victim of a cyberstocker who used his computer to turn her webcam into a peep whole.
>> he knew about my family and friends. he knew everything about me by watching me in my room for a long period of time. >> reporter: he sent threatening e-mails, 40 e-mail as day. >> he had photos so he was extorting me for more photos. >> to her twitter, facebook and snugram -- instagram. >> we all have open doors and windows on our devices. >> reporter: like webcam, microphones and apps that use locaters to turn your game into an open door. >> if there is an online predator in the neighborhood, we could locate them and see them on the webcam. which house they are in. >> reporter: we are all being surveilled to some degree. he company searches your devices to let you know when a
hacker is trying to access your information. >> this could happen to anybody. >> reporter: the software will be out in a few months. if you don't have software at the least before signing up for apps, you should read the fine print so you know what permissions you are giving them before you sign up or puts a sticker or paper over where the webcam goes. noelle walker, ktvu channel 2 news. now at 6:00 p.m. the most powerful part of the rain moving through the bay area during the commute. details coming up. >> the rain is really starting to pick up. you can see here, ktvu cameras catching it all.
>> all the rain is bearing down on the commute, the traffic impacts tonight as people head home. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. pounding rain is making its way through there bay area tonight. this is a live look. good evening. frank somervilledying. hello. i am frank somerville. >> and i am julie haener. >> crews are monitoring the impact and damage from the storm. our coverage begins right now with chief meteorologist bill martin who is tracking the math of the storm. >> first things first. we need the rain. this is great news but it is hitting on the afternoon commute. we are having problems on the roadway. here is how much rain we have seen. the numbers are going to come in. half inch of rain in santa rosa. mountain view half inch of rain. the system moving through the
bay area right now. hitting the roadways. heaviest in the north bay. you can see the areas getting hit hard. red wood highway. you see, it is wet. and there is ponding on the roadways right now. your afternoon commute is getting dicey. what is going on in the santa cruz mountains. heavy rain squalls in the area. here is one i have been tracking. we are getting heavier rain. the timing, 18 minutes to woodicide. heavy rain right now -- woodside. heavy rain right now. i will have more weather when i come back and there is another storm. the timing when we